Ugwuanyi’s engagement of 1,700 Forest Guards commendable, says Methodist Prelate

…Offers prayers for gov, Enugu State The Prelate of the Methodist Church Nigeria, His Eminence, Dr. Samuel’ Emeka Kanu Uche, has applauded the untiring efforts of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State to sustain the enviable status of the state as one of the most peaceful and safest in Nigeria despite all odds. Dr. Kanu Uche expressed delight at the ongoing recruitment of 1,700 Forest Guards by the Enugu State government to be “specially trained and equipped with arms and ammunitions to fish out miscreants in Enugu State”, stating it…

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Security: Forest Guards kick off in Enugu

…Govt purchases 260 security vehicles, motorcycles, others, for community policing Determined to stem the tide of the sudden security challenges in Enugu State and ensure that the state retains its status as one of the most peaceful and safest in the country, the state government yesterday took proactive and far-reaching measures aimed at addressing the issues.   In a meeting between Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and members of the State House of Assembly led by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Edward Ubosi, the 17 Local Government Council Chairmen, the Director, Department of…

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House Member Nnaji Frowns at Enugu Airport’s Planned Closure

… urges FG to repair South-East roads Chairman of House of Representatives Committee on Aviation, Hon. Nnolim Nnaji, has expressed concern over the planned closure of Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu. Nnaji, in a press statement dated August 20th, said that the closure would have adverse effect on socioeconomic activities in the South-East region. He urged the federal government to approve a special grant to the Enugu State government, to enable it to cope with increased demand for security and maintenance of roads that would serve the diverted traffic from…

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FULL LIST: Amaechi, Onu, Ngige, Lai, retain portfolios

The long-awaited list of the ministerial-designates for the second term in office of President Muhammadu Buhari has been released and former ministers, Rotimi Amaechi, Lai Mohammed, Chris Ngige, Adamu Adamu and a host of others retained their portfolios. The minister-designates taking their oath of office This is just as former Lagos State governor, Babatunde Fashola, who had Works, Power and Housing would only be in charge of Works and Housing and Engr. Sale Mamman got Power Ministry. New entrants, Festus Keyamo, Sunday Dare, Gbemisola Saraki Minister of State for Niger…

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Gov. Ugwuanyi joins priests to bid late Fr. Offu farewell

…As Enugu Catholic Diocese lauds gov’s efforts on security Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State on Tuesday, joined Bishop Callistus Onaga of the Catholic Diocese of Enugu and other members of the clergy to bid the late Rev. Fr. Paul Offu farewell as he was laid to rest at the Holy Ghost Cathedral, Enugu, after a burial Mass.   Rev. Fr. Offu, who was the Parish Priest of St. James the Greater Parish, Ugbawka, Nkanu East Local Government Area, was killed by hoodlums on August 1, 2019, along The-Agbudu road…

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Enugu Airport Renovation: S-East Govs ask for postponement

Enugu Governors in the South East have asked President Muhammadu Buhari to postpone the scheduled renovation of tarmac for Akanu Ibiam International airport Enugu to October. The Governors also demanded that the contract for the renovation should be given to a more competent contractor, particularly, Julius Berger Construction Company. One of the reasons, the governors gave for deferring the commencement of work at the airport to October, was for the rains to stop and also to enable the federal government make palliatives on the roads that would become alternatives to…

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Enugu police parade alleged killers of Catholic priests

Enugu State Police Command has arrested and paraded 30 suspected criminals involved in kidnapping, murdering and robbing of innocent citizens in some parts of the state.  Among those paraded before journalists on Friday, August 16, were alleged killers of the two Catholic priests, Rev. Fr. Paul Offu, who was parish priest of St. James, the Greater Parish, Ugbawka, in Nkanu East Local Government Area and Rev. Fr Clement Rapuruchukwu, Ugwu, Parish Priest of  St Mary Catholic Church,  Obunofia Ndiuno, Ezeagu Local Government Area of Enugu State.  Also paraded were suspected murderers of…

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Enugu Governor Vows To Clear Forests To Make State Unsafe For Kidnappers

He denied insinuations that his administration was planning to destroy caves and other tourism artefacts in a forest located in Awgu council area on the grounds that they served as hideouts and haven for kidnappers and armed bandits. Governor of Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, has said that his administration will clear forests in some parts of the state to make the area unsafe for hoodlums terrorising residents. Ugwuanyi said this on Wednesday during his visit to Awgu Local Government Area of the state. He denied insinuations that his administration was…

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500 benefit from free medical programme in Enugu

No fewer than 500 persons including women and children of Owo community in Nkanu East local government of Enugu State recently, benefitted from a free medical outreach programme held at the St. Jude’s Anglican Church, Owo. The one-day medical outreach, which was organised by a non-profit organization, Emeka Okenwa Foundation, included free drugs for malaria Arthritis, eye glasses, hiccups, heart burnt and drugs for common illnesses, counseling and awareness talk, blood sugar level checks, malaria, hepatitis tests and sight checks. The foundation also shared clothes among the villagers. Coordinator of…

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Ugwuanyi orders immediate demolition of caves in Agwu forests

…bush clearing around Umuogbua Ihe tunnel Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, Monday, visited the Umuogbua Ihe tunnel along Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway by Awgu Local Government Area, which serves as a hide-out and escape route for kidnappers operating in the area. Gov. Ugwuanyi also visited the Ihe-Agbogugu-Ogbaku-Amurri and Isu-Awaa-Agbudu forests in the same local government area, ordering the immediate demolition of Agbogugu and Isu-Awaa-Agbudu caves to enhance the security of the areas. The governor equally inspected the ongoing construction of a military base along Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway by Umuogbua Ihe,…

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